5 + 3 Francs 1959 - Coat of Arms of Philip the Good

5 + 3 Francs 1959 - Coat of Arms of Philip the Good
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : Born in Dijon, Philip was the son of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria-Straubing in 1396. His father was the son of the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Bold. When he was 8 years old, his grandfather died and his father ascended as the new Duke. On 28 January 1405, he was named Count of Charolais in appanage of his father and probably on the same day became engaged to Michele of Valois (1395–1422), daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. They were married in June 1409.

Philip subsequently married Bonne of Artois (1393–1425), daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, and also the widow of his uncle, Philip II, Count of Nevers, in Moulins-les-Engelbert on November 30, 1424. The latter is sometimes confused with Philip's biological aunt, also named Bonne (sister of John the Fearless, lived 1379–1399), in part due to the Papal Dispensation required for the marriage which made no distinction between a marital aunt and a biological aunt.

His third marriage, in Bruges on January 7, 1430 to Isabella of Portugal (1397 – December 17, 1471), daughter of John I of Portugal and Philippa of Lancaster,[1] produced three sons:
Anthony (September 30, 1430, Brussels – February 5, 1432, Brussels), Count of Charolais;
Joseph (April 24, 1432 – aft. May 6, 1432), Count of Charolais;
Charles (1433–1477), Count of Charolais and Philip's successor as Duke, called "Charles the Bold".
Face value 5 + 3 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 1160
Catalog code (Scott) BE B652
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 1107 Stanley Gibbons BE 1694 AFA number BE 1177 Belgium BE 1107 Unificato BE 1107
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Semi Postal stamp
Print run 293.474
Issue date 04/07/1959
Designer Jean De Bast
Print technique recess
Printed by Zegeldrukkerij Mechelen
Perforation 11 1/2
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